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How To root your San Diego

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Just found this line in build.prop,"ro.build.characteristics=nosdcard"

Surely not that simple lol, only one way to find out =nosdcard to =sdcard and see what happens, as some of us know,

build.prop tweaks can change things just by adding or altering a line so it could work.

Also, it does not have to be something hard to enable because they did not expect us to get in with root, so a simple build.prop tweak would be enough, knowing we had no way to edit it unless rooted. Anyway enough theory, Gonna give it a go.

Edit: Thought it was to easy to be true, no sd card ;) As ricky & flibblesan are saying,it looks like a kernel level thing.

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Thanks a lot really.. but will factory reset bring my xolo back to ics... and unroot it???

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Updated to ICS and rooted.

So far so good, everything is OK. Avast Anti-Theft was correctly installed in root mode.

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Is there a way to uproot the device, should we need to...?

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Surely not that simple lol, only one way to find out =nosdcard to =sdcard and see what happens, as some of us know,

build.prop tweaks can change things just by adding or altering a line so it could work.

Also, it does not have to be something hard to enable because they did not expect us to get in with root, so a simple build.prop tweak would be enough, knowing we had no way to edit it unless rooted. Anyway enough theory, Gonna give it a go.

Edit: Thought it was to easy to be true, no sd card ;) As ricky & flibblesan are saying,it looks like a kernel level thing.

Paul, any chance you could have a look at this? ;)

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Hey,who 've tried to overclock the atom B)

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No one, we can't overclock as that involves the kernel and bootloader which we can't unlock

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im back lol got my new phone today

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You got a new OSD??

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yes i did lol 3rd one

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can some one pass me the update file size in bytes incase xolo have change the update.zip

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Which one?

Size: 299 MB (313,708,504 bytes)

Size on disc: 299 MB (313,708,544 bytes)

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Yeah Ricky youre back!

Great to hear from again mate.

Let the games begin............!

8-)

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MD5 of update.zip is 88f70256b361eb89722de45f5cf50bce according to my copy. Size is 313,708,504 bytes (313.7 MB on disk)

Size on disk is different due to me having a Mac probably.

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What happens to the OTA update zip after upgrade, does it get deleted as I cannot find it in user data or system ?

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yes it is

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guys plz reply... does factory reset remove root?

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guys plz reply... does factory reset remove root?

I'm no expert(I don't intend to root for a long while if at all) however from previous experience with the OSF I would say no, it just resets the OS to a virgin state.

Of course you could try and let us know... :)

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No it does not remove root, I factory reset with this device and root is still there. A factory wipes data so the rom is like first time boot, but it does not alter files in system.

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Thanks Bluemoonrising and Jikobutsu. So, we cannot have an unroot?

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You can unroot, just not that way. One way is to delete superuser apk from system app then su and busybox from xbin, I think there are unroot apps that do this for you.

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With root is there a way to enable ip adb (wifi)? because it doesn't show up in the settings. I was wondering if with a simple tweak like toggles in notification, there was a way to disable/enable it?

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Guys will flashing ics update.zip remove root?

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yes

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